Eric Frein who was captured October 30th after a 48 day manhunt will face two additional charges. Frein has admitted killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass. The attack happened on September 12 of this year at PA State police barracks in Pike County PA. Frein already faces homicide charges, although an attempted homicide charge has been dropped.
The new charges have come about due to a letter investigators have uncovered; which was written to Frein’s parents. The letter was found on Frein’s computer and is quoted as saying “another revolution can get us back to the liberties we once had” as well as giving his parents instructions on his burial.
If found guilty of the new charges Frein faces a maximum of 40 years in federal prison. When workers from BRL Trust read that news, they were shocked it was going to be that long. Prosecutors are already seeking the death penalty in the case in regards to the homicide charge Frein faces. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 9th. No word was given on whether the new charges will prompt a rescheduling.